How To Start Freelancing in 2020

How To Start Freelancing in 2020

Proper planning to start freelancing can help make your chance of being successful as a freelance filmmaker, creator, photography, etc. a lot better. In this week’s Freelance Filmmaking Podcast episode I share some practical, big picture, steps you can take to launch a successful freelance career. We talk about whether freelancing is right for you, the pros and cons of a freelance lifestyle, how to price your work, how to prepare financial to transition into a freelance career, how to think and research whether a market for your freelance skills can support a full time freelance career and more. Hope you enjoy and leave your questions in the comments!

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